It’s a Month of Fun This May!
May is a month of merriment and excitement in the Arkansas Delta and North Central Ozarks! From historical reunions to celebrating Mom to some of the best gospel music around, you’ll find it all in eastern Arkansas this month!
The Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge hosts the 17th annual Air Field Reunion on May 1-2. The event is held each year to honor former airfield personnel, both military and civilian, that worked and trained at the facility during World War II. On Friday, May 1, the theme is “Celebrating Our Rich History,” and events include museum tours, a lecture focusing on the history of the airfield, a reception and reunion dinner. Saturday’s theme is “Honoring Those Who Serve.” The day starts with a special breakfast in the airport terminal, museum tours, a silent auction, a barbecue lunch, and a musical tribute to veterans. To learn more, visit www.WingsofHonor.org or phone 800-584-5575.
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott offers the Golden Age of Hollywood Reading Retreat and Party on May 8-9. Participants will come together at the museum during the event for a meaningful discussion and a variety of fun activities, including a screening of “A Farewell to Arms,” book discussions and a Golden Age of Hollywood Red Carpet party, where participants are asked to come dressed as their favorite actor or actress. Tickets are available for the entire weekend or just the red carpet party. For details, visit http://hemingway.astate.edu or call 870-598-3487.
Show Mom just how much you love her by making her a special meal! Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas offers Mother’s Day Dutch Oven Breakfast Feast on Saturday, May 9. Participants will learn how to use and care for Dutch ovens and help cook delicious breakfast foods. The workshop is suitable for all levels of skill, whether you’re a beginner or have been cooking with Dutch ovens for years, although participants must be at least 8-years-old. Space is limited and early registration is required. The cost of the workshop is $13 per participant. Contact the park at 870-892-4708 for more information.
It’s great gospel music galore as the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena hosts the 15th annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest on May 16. The event brings the best in state and regional gospel music to the stage, ranging from traditional African-American gospel quartets to contemporary Christian performers. This year’s lineup include the Selvy Singers, the Bell Singers. George Dean and the Gospel Four, and the Fairfield Four with the McCrary Sisters. The event is free. To learn more, log on to www.DeltaCulturalCenter.com or call 800-358-0972.
Head to Augusta on May 21-24 for the 18th annual Augusta Days. The event features a carnival, food and craft vendors, a fishing derby, a mini tractor pull, boat races and a fireworks display. Live music throughout the event, including a performance by Moe Bandy on Saturday night. For details, call 870-347-6457. The event is free.
Have a great time in The Natural State in May!